Monday, September 14, 2009

Joseph Farrell Brownbag Discussion

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association
Economics Committee

Presents a Brown Bag Panel Discussion with

Joseph Farrell
Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
12:00 to 1:30 PM EDT

Recently named Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, Joseph Farrell is Professor of Economics and an Affiliated Professor in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His research has centered on competition policy, compatibility standards, and innovation. Professor Farrell has previous experience putting economic theory into practice in the government, having served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics at the Antitrust Division in 2000 and 2001. He was also Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission in the mid-1990s. Professor Farrell has published extensively on competition policy. In particular, he has co-authored several papers with Professor Carl Shapiro, who was recently appointed the Chief Economist at the Antitrust Division. Their papers include “Antitrust Evaluation of Horizontal Mergers: An Economic Alternative to Market Definition.” In the first part of the program, Professor Farrell and our panelists will discuss his views on antitrust enforcement and his plans for the Bureau of Economics, and he will answer questions from the audience. Dial-in access will also be available.

Moderator:                   Bruce R. Snapp, Micra, Inc.

Panelists:                      David A. Argue, Corporate Vice President, Economists Incorporated

                                    Thomas J. Lang, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

                                    Lynda K. Marshall, Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Location:                      American Bar Association
740 15th Street, N.W. (John Marshall Conference Room, 9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005


Register now by email to or by phone to Laura Burns at 202-467-2500. Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or to dial-in. We will distribute the call-in number by e-mail to all registrants in advance. There is no charge.


The Section will post a downloadable recording of this program in MP3 format in the Members-Only area of its website,

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I'm gonna check it out. thanks tons.

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